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Keimpe Algra studied philosophy and classics at the University of Utrecht, where he obtained his Ph.D. (cum laude) in 1988. He has published widely on ancient philosophy, with a special focus on Hellenistic philosophy and ancient physics and cosmology. He is the author of Concepts of Space in Greek Thought (Leiden 1995) and (co)editor of several scholarly volumes, including the Cambridge History of Hellenistic Philosophy (1999). His latest publications include K. A. Algra & J. M. Van Ophuisen, Philoponus On Aristotle’s Physics 4, 1-5, Bristol (Bristol Classical Press) 2012; and K. A. Algra & K. Ierodiakonou, Sextus Empiricus and Ancient Physics, Cambridge (CUP) 2015.

He was Dutch Royal Academy Professor (2000-2003) and was appointed as professor ordinarius in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at the University of Utrecht in 2001. In 2001 and 2002 he was also visiting professor at the Department of Classics of the University of Amsterdam and in 2014 he was invited visiting professor at Yale University (USA). In 2014 he was appointed distinguished Faculty professor of Ancient Philosophy and Science at the Humanties Faculty of Utrecht University.

From 2003 until 2007 he was Dean of the Philosophy Faculty of the University of Utrecht; from 2007-2013 Vice Dean for research and Dean of the Graduate School for the Humanities at the Faculty of Humanities (merger of the former three Faculties of Arts, Philosophy and Theology and Religious Studies). He is currently (since 1 September 2014) dean of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Utrecht.

For the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) he has chaired committees on quality indicators for the humanities (report: Quality Indicators for Research in the Humanities, KNAW, Amsterdam 2011), on integrity, science policy and public trust in science (report, commissioned by the Dutch government: Vertrouwen in Wetenschap, KNAW, Amsterdam 2013), and the advisory committee (also on behalf of VSNU, KNAW, NWO and NFU) on a new Dutch national code of conduct for research integrity (report: Adviesrapport Commissie Verkenning Herziening Gedragscode Wetenschapsbeoefening, 2016). He is currently chair of the committee, installed by KNAW, VSNU, NWO and other institutions, that is preparing the text for a new national code of coduct for research integrity. As of 1 january 2017 he is also chair of the Council for the Humanities (Raad voor de Geesteswetenschappen) of the KNAW.

 

 

 

 

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Curriculum vitae K. A. Algra (1959)

 

1. Scholarly career.

[1977-1983]      student of classics and philosophy at the University of Utrecht

[1983]               Masters degree (‘doctoraal examen’) in classics at the University of Utrecht (cum laude)

[1988]               PhD in philosophy at the University of Utrecht (cum laude); supervisor: Prof. Dr. J. Mansfeld; dissertation: Concepts of Space in Classical and Hellenistic Greek Philosophy

[1985-1999]     assistant/associate professor Department of Philosophy, University of Utrecht

[1999-2002]    personal professorship awarded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), University of Utrecht

[2001-2002]    guest professorship, Department of Classics, University of Amsterdam (0,1 fte)

[2001-2014]     professor ordinarius for Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Utrecht

[2004]              invited visiting professor, Department of Philosophy, Yale University

[2003-2007]    Dean Philosophy Faculty, University of Utrecht

[2007-2013]     Vice Dean for research and Dean of the Graduate School for the Humanities, Faculty of Humanities (merger of the former three Faculties of Arts, Theology and Religious Studies, and Philosophy), University of Utrecht

[2014- …]         Distinguished Faculty Professor of Ancient Philosophy and Science, Humanities Faculty, University of Utrecht

[2014- …]         Dean of the Humanities Faculty, University of Utrecht

 

2. Memberships of Editorial Boards etc.

[1997-2005]     managing editor Phronesis (A-journal)

[2005-…]          member editorial board Phronesis (A-journal)

[2004-…]          member editorial board series Philosophia Antiqua (Brill)

[2002-…]          member editorial board Mnemosyne (A-journal)

[2011-…]           member advisory board series Brill’s Ancient Philosophical Commentary on the Pauline Writings

[2009-2015]     member board International Symposium Aristotelicum

[2001-…]          member board International Symposium Hellenisticum

[2001-2010]     foreign member of the Philosophy Committee of the Flemish Association for Scientific Research (FWO, Brussels)

 

3. Activities within the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

[2003-2004]    member of the KNAW committee on quality assessments in the humanities (report: Judging Research on its Merits, KNAW, Amsterdam 2004)

[2009-2011]     chair of the committee on quality indicators for the humanities (report: Quality Indicators for Research in the Humanities, KNAW, Amsterdam 2011)

[2012-2013]      chair of the committee on integrity, science policy and public trust in science (report, commissioned by the Dutch government: Vertrouwen in Wetenschap, KNAW, Amsterdam 2013)

[2015]               Chair of selection committee for new (vice) president of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW)

[2015-2016]     Chair of advisory committee (installed by VSNU, KNAW, NWO and NFU) on a new Dutch national code of conduct for research integrity (report: Adviesrapport Commissie Verkenning Herziening Gedragscode Wetenschapsbeoefening, October 2016)

[2016-2017]     Chair of the committee installed by KNAW, VSNU, NWO and other institutions in order to prepare the text of a new code of coduct for research integrity

[2017- …]         Chair of Council for the Humanities (Raad voor de Geesteswetenschappen) of the KNAW

 

4. Other administrative positions.

[2008-2012]    Chair of the Board of the Dutch National Research School for Classical Studies (OIKOS)

[2010-2013]     Chair of the Board of Philosophy Deans of the joint Dutch universities (VSNU)

[2004-…]         General secretary of the C. J. De Vogel Foundation for the promotion of the study of ancient philosophy

[2013- …]         Chair of the external advisory board of Cappella Amsterdam (Dutch professional chamber choir)

 

5. Grants.

[1996]              KNAW grant for colloquium Lucretius and his Intellectual Background, approx. 25.000 euro

[1999]              NWO grant Fragmenta Stoicorum Veterum (first applicant), approx 60.000 euro

[2005]              NWO grant Stoicism in Context (first applicant), approx 500.000 euro

[2008]              ESF grant Exploratory Workshop Sextus Empiricus and Ancient Physics (first applicant), approx 30.000 euro.

 

6. Esteem indicators.

[2003]              8th A. E. Taylor Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

[2003]              selected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

[2004]              invited visiting professor, Yale University

[2014]               appointed distinguished Faculty Professor of Ancient Philosophy and Science, University of Utrecht

 

7. PhD-theses supervised.

- P. Ravalli, Husserls Phänomenologie der Intersubjektivität in den Göttinger Jahren. Eine Kritisch-historische Darstellung, Utrecht 21-02-2003 (1st supervisor)

- F. Limburg, Aliquid ad mores. The Prefaces and Epilogues of Seneca’s Naturales Quaestiones, Leiden, 21-05-2007 (2nd supervisor; 1st supervisor: P. H. Schrijvers)

- I. M. Conradie, Seneca in his Cultural and Literary Context. Selected Moral Letters on the Body, Utrecht 09-07-2010  (1st supervisor)

- C. van Sijl, Stoic Philosophy and the Exegesis of Myth, Utrecht, 17-09-2010 (1st supervisor).

- M. S. A. van Houte, Seneca’s Theology  in its Philosophical Context, Utrecht,12-11-2010 (1st supervisor)

- F. A. Bakker, Three Studies in Epicurean Cosmology, Utrecht, 17-11-2010 (1st supervisor)

- A. Joose, Why We Need Others. Friendship and Self-Understanding in Plato and Early Stoicism, Utrecht 17-06-2011 (1st supervisor)

 

PhD-projects currently supervised:

- A. Woodward, Epicurus and Lucretius in the Philosophy of the Early Enlightenment, Utrecht, 2018 (1st supervisor)

- A. Egorov (Moscow), The Reception of Empedocles in the Philosophy of Late Antiquity, Utrecht 2018 (1st supervisor)

 

8. Postdoctoral students (guests) supervised.

[2008]              Dr. Geert Roskam (Catholic University Leuven); FWO project on Epicurean ethics

[2008-2009]    Prof. Dr. Noburu Notomi (Keio University Tokyo); project (funded by Keio University) on philosophical fragments

[2014]               Dr. Paulo Lima (University of Lisbon); project on the philosophy of Epictetus.

 

9. Five key publications over the last ten years.

- K. A. Algra & K. Ierodiakonou (eds.) Sextus Empiricus and Ancient Physics, Cambridge (CUP) 2015, 433 pp.

- K. A. Algra & J. M. Van Ophuijsen, Philoponus On Aristotle’s Physics 4, 1-5, Series The Ancient Commentators on Aristotle, vol. 98, Bristol (Bristol Classical Press) 2012, 151 pp.

- K. A. Algra, ‘Stoics on Souls and Demons: Reconstructing Stoic Demonology’, in D. Frede & B. Reis (eds.), Body and Soul in Ancient Philosophy, Berlin (De Gruyter) 2009, 359-389.

- K. A. Algra, Conceptions and Images: Hellenistic Philosophical Theology and Traditional Religion, Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen,  Mededelingen van de Afdeling Leterkunde. Nieuwe Reeks, Deel 70, no. 1, Amsterdam 2007, 46 pp.

- 'Epictetus and Stoic Theology' in Th. Scaltsas & A. S. Mason (eds.) The Philosophy of Epictetus, Oxford (OUP) 2007, 32-56.

 

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Alle publicaties
  2017 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Algra, K.A. (2017). The Academic Origins of Stoic Cosmo-Theology and the Physics of Antiochus of Ascalon – Some Notes on the Evidence. In Yosef Liebersohn, Ivor Ludlam & Amos Edelheit (Eds.), For a Skeptical Peripatetic - Festschrift in Honour of John Gluckner (pp. 158-176). Sankt Augustin: Academia Verlag.
  2015 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Algra, K.A. & Ierodiakonou, Katerina (2015). Introduction. Sextus Empiricus and Ancient Physics (pp. 1-32). Cambridge University Press.
Algra, K.A. (2015). Place: M 10.1-36. Sextus Empiricus and Ancient Physics (pp. 184-216). Cambridge University Press.
Algra, K.A. & Ierodiakonou, Katerina (2015). Sextus Empiricus and Ancient Physics. (443 p.). Cambridge University Press.
  2014 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Algra, Keimpe (2014). Aristotle’s Conception of Place and its Reception in the Hellenistic Period. In G. Ranocchia, S. Helmig & C. Horn (Eds.), Space in Hellenistic Philosophy (pp. 11-53). De Gruyter.
Algra, Keimpe (2014). Plutarch and the Stoic Theory of Providence. In P. D'Hoine & G. van Riel (Eds.), Fate, Providence and Moral Responsibility in Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Thought - Studies in Honour of Carlos Steel University Press Leuven.
Algra, Keimpe (2014). Posidonio. Testimonanze e Frammenti. Testo greco e latino a fronte. Introduzione, commentario e apparati di Emmanuele Vimercati. Presentazione di Roberto Radice. Gnomon, 86, (pp. 300-307).
  2012 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Algra, K.A. (2012). Introduction. In K.A. Algra & J.M. Ophuijsen (Eds.), Philoponus On Aristotle’s Physics 4, 1-5, Series The Ancient Commentators on Aristotle (12 p.). Bristol: Bristol Classical Press.
Algra, K.A. (2012). La filosofia ellenistica. In L Perilli & D.P. Taormina (Eds.), Manuale di storia della filosofia antica (pp. 302-375) (74 p.). Torino: UTET.
Algra, K.A. & van Ophuijsen, J.M. (2012). Philoponus On Aristotle’s Physics 4, 1-5, Series The Ancient Commentators on Aristotle. (151 p.). Bristol: Bristol Classical Press.
  2011 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Algra, K.A. (2011). Kwaliteitsindicatoren voor Onderzoek in de Geesteswetenschappen. (67 p.). Amsterdam: KNAW.
Algra, K.A. (2011). Stoics on Souls and Demons: Reconstructing Stoic Demonology. In N. Vos & W. Otten (Eds.), Demons and the Devil in Ancient and Medieval Christianity (pp. 71-98) (28 p.). Leiden: Brill.
  2010 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Algra, K.A. (2010). Posidonius d’Apamée. In R. Goulet (Eds.), Dictionnaire des Philosophes Antiques (pp. 1356-1375) (20 p.). Paris: CNRS.
  2009 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Algra, K.A. (2009). Cosmologie et théologie. Lire les stoïciens (pp. 151-169) (19 p.). Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.
Algra, K.A. (2009). Lucretius. De natuur van de dingen. De rerum natura, uitgegeven, vertaald, ingeleid door Piet Schrijvers, Groningen 2008. Journal Title
Algra, K.A. (2009). Stoic Philosophical Theology and Graeco-Roman Religion. In R. Salles (Eds.), God and Cosmos in Stoicism (pp. 224-253) (30 p.). Oxford University Press.
Algra, K.A. (2009). Stoics on Souls and Demons: Reconstructing Stoic Demonology. In D. Frede & B. Reis (Eds.), Body and Soul in Ancient Philosophy (pp. 359-389) (31 p.). Berlin: De Gruyter.
  2007 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Algra, K.A. (2007). Conceptions and Images: Hellenistic Philosophical Theology and Traditional Religion. Amsterdam: Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Mededelingen Afdeling Letterkunde.
Algra, K.A. (2007). Een intellectuele passie: Aristoteles en de dieren. In C. Simon & E. de Valk (Eds.), Bloed, Vlees en Botten: het beest in Aristoteles (pp. 8-13) (6 p.). Groningen: Historische Uitgeverij.
Algra, K.A. (2007). Epictetus and Stoic Theology. In Th. Scaltsas & A. Mason (Eds.), The Philosophy of Epictetus (pp. 32-56) (25 p.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  2007 - Vakpublicaties
Algra, K.A. (2007). De Context van de Stenen: Diogenes van Oenoanda en de Epicureïsche Traditie. Lampas, 40 (2), (pp. 150-164) (15 p.).
  2006 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Algra, K.A. (2006). Aristoteles in Nederlandse vertaling. Unknown Publisher.
Algra, K.A. (2006). Filosofie & Retorica. Historische Uitgeverij.
Algra, K.A., de Haas, F.A.J., van Ophuijsen, J.M. & Steel, C. (2006). Griekse en Romeinse Filosofie. (231 p.). Utrecht/Leiden/Leuven: Centrum voor Antieke Wijsbegeerte (preprint).
  2006 - Vakpublicaties
Algra, K.A. (2006). De Sitz im Leben van de antieke wijsbegeerte. In K. A. Algra, F. A. J. de Haas, J. M. van Ophuijsen & C Steel (Eds.), Griekse en Romeinse Filosofie (pp. 10-16) (7 p.). Utrecht/Leiden/ Leuven: Centrum voor Antieke Wijsbegeerte (preprint).
Algra, K.A. & Mansfeld, J. (2006). Presocratici en Hippocrates. In K. A. Algra, F. A. J. de Haas, J. M. van Ophuijsen & C. G. Steel (Eds.), Griekse en Romeinse Wijsbegeerte (pp. 21-65) (45 p.). Utrecht/Leiden/ Leuven: Centrum voor Antieke Wijsbegeerte (preprint).
  2005 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Algra, K.A. (2005). Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition. Phronesis, 50, (pp. 250-261) (12 p.).
Algra, K.A. (2005). Presocratici en Hippocrates. In K.A. Algra, F.A.J. de Haas, J.M. van Ophuijsen & C.G. Steel (Eds.), Griekse en Romeinse Filosofie (pp. 15-60) (46 p.). UU.
  2003 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Algra, K.A. (2003). 'Hellenistic Philosophy and some Science'. Phronesis, XLVIII, (pp. 71-88) (18 p.).
Algra, K.A. (2003). 'Stoic Theology'. In B Inwood (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to the Stoics (pp. 153-179) (27 p.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Algra, K.A. (2003). 'The mechanisms of Social Appropriation and its Role in Hellenistic Ethics'. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, XXV, (pp. 263-294) (32 p.).
Algra, K.A. (2003). Zeno of Citium and Stoic Cosmology: Some Notes and Two Case Studies. In T. Scaltsas & A. Mason (Eds.), The Philosophy of Zeno (pp. 155-183) (29 p.). Larnaca: Larnaca.
Algra, K.A. (2003). 'Zeno of Citium and Stoic Cosmology: Some Notes and Two Case Studies'. Elenchos, XXIV (1), (pp. 9-32) (24 p.).
  2002 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Algra, K.A. (2002). Aristotle (book notes). Phronesis, 47, (pp. 91-100) (10 p.).
Algra, K.A. (2002). Hemsterhuis. In Ch.A. Kors (Eds.), Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment Oxford: Oxford UP.
  2002 - Vakpublicaties
Algra, K.A. (2002). In dienst van de ethiek. Wijsgerig perspectief, 42, (pp. 5-15) (11 p.).
Algra, K.A. (2002). Unendlichkeit. Der Neue Pauly, (pp. 1001-1003) (3 p.).
  2001 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Algra, K.A. (2001). Aristotle and Hellenistic Philosophy. Phronesis, 46, (pp. 93-104) (12 p.).
Algra, K.A. (2001). Comments or Commentary? Zeno of Citium and Hesiod's Theogonia. Mnemosyne, 54, (pp. 562-581) (20 p.).
Mansfeld, J. & Algra, K.A. (2001). 'Three Thêtas in the "Empédocle de Strassbourg"'. Mnemosyne, 54, (pp. 78-84) (6 p.).
  2001 - Vakpublicaties
Algra, K.A. (2001). Raum. Der Neue Pauly (pp. 788-791) (4 p.). Stuttgart: Metzler Verlag.
Algra, K.A. (2001). 'Wat is Tijd? Aristoteles Physica IV, 10-14, vertaling met aantekeningen'. In P. Gerbrandy (Eds.), De mens is een dier dat kan denken. Een bloemlezing uit de Griekse en Romeinse filosofie. (pp. 315-328) (14 p.). Amsterdam/Antwerpen: Contact.
  2000 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Algra, K.A. (2000). Chrysipp. Systematik und Polemik in der frühen Stoa. In M. Erler & A. Graeser (Eds.), Philosophen des Altertums Vom Hellenismus bis zur Spätantike (pp. 39-55) (16 p.). Darmstadt: onbekend.
Algra, K.A. (2000). Hellenistic Philosophy (book notes). Phronesis, 45 (1), (pp. 77-85) (8 p.). book notes.
Algra, K.A. (2000). Plato-vertalers schipperen tussen stijl en inhoud. Filosofie Magazine, 9 (3), (pp. 56-57) (2 p.).
Algra, K.A. (2000). 'The Treatise of Cleomedes and its Critique of Epicurean Cosmology'. In M. Erler (Eds.), Epikureismus in der späten Republik und der Kaiserzeit (pp. 164-189) (25 p.). Stuttgart: onbekend.
  2000 - Vakpublicaties
Algra, K.A. (2000). Drie recente Plato-vertalingen. Lampas, 33, (pp. 269-276) (7 p.).
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  • lid editorial board Phronesis

  • lid editorial board Mnemosyne 

  • lid editorial board serie Philosophia Antiqua (Brill)

  • lid advisory board serie Brill’s Ancient Philosophical Commentary on the Pauline Writings

  • lid international board Symposium Hellenisticum

  • lid redactie serie Filosofie en retorica (Historische Uitgeverij, Groningen)

  • lid redactie serie Aristoteles in Nederlandse vertaling (Historische Uitgeverij, Groningen)

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